Jiffy Chili Cornbread Casserole


This is a chili casserole that my family loves. It has all their favorites: chili, corn, cheese, and cornbread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans

  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package mild chili seasoning mix

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®)

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (7.5 ounce) package cornbread mix (such as Jiffy®)

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat; cook onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in ground beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes more. Drain grease.

  3. Add kidney beans, tomato sauce, corn, chili seasoning, salt, sugars, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir until thoroughly heated, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and smooth out the top.

  4. Combine cornbread mix, milk, and egg together in a bowl. Mix until a slightly lumpy batter forms. Drop big spoonfuls of the cornbread mixture over the chili; smooth out to the edges of the skillet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top starts to brown, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top and continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Let casserole rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making cornbread are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
19g Fat
38g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1430mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 210mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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